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Disaster Shelter Planning

Title: Disaster Shelter Planning: Using a Social Domain Heuristic to Examine Organizational Behaviors of Policy Implementation during the 2004 Hurricane Season in Florida.
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Name(s): Spice, Susan Leslie, author
Brower, Ralph S., professor directing dissertation
Doan, Petra L., 1955-, university representative
Yang, Kaifeng, committee member
Berlan, David Gregory, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, degree granting college
School of Public Administration and Policy, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (134 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Following Hilhorst (2004), this study posits that, as communities become more populous they also become more complex. As they become more complex, communities develop institutions and social structures to help coordinate social activities. Among these institutions are forms of government which ensure management of resources and public safety. As part of public safety, citizens in vulnerable areas expect their government to provide disaster shelters during hurricanes. In response to this expectation, government forms policies and creates plans for disaster/evacuation shelters. These shelters become an arena for both disaster shelter policy implementation and organizational behavior. This study examines the relationships between disaster shelter policy implementation and the organizational behavior of the government staff and nonprofit volunteers who implement disaster/evacuation shelter policy as well as the citizens who receive services and who may themselves be volunteers. This study reviews the social complexity and structure of these relationships within Hilhorst’s (2004) proposed social domains of science and disaster management, disaster governance, and local response, as demonstrated in Florida’s Division of Emergency Management Region 5 (henceforward referred to as Region 5) during the 2004 hurricane season. This hurricane season was selected because nearly every county in Florida was affected by a hurricane (Charley, Frances, Ivan, or Jeanne) within a span of 44 days. Orange County was chosen because it was directly affected by three of the four storms (Charley, Frances, and Jeanne) and served as a regional disaster shelter during the fourth (Ivan). Region 5 was chosen for comparison because it was directly affected by three of the four storms and because Orange County served as a regional disaster shelter during the fourth (Ivan).
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Spice_fsu_0071E_14056 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: July 19, 2017.
Keywords: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, PUBLIC POLICY, SOCIAL DOMAIN THEORY
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Ralph Brower, Professor Directing Dissertation; Petra Doan, University Representative; Kaifeng Yang, Committee Member; David Berlan, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public administration
Public policy
Organizational behavior
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_SUMMER2017_Spice_fsu_0071E_14056
Owner Institution: FSU

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Spice, S. L. (2017). Disaster Shelter Planning: Using a Social Domain Heuristic to Examine Organizational Behaviors of Policy Implementation during the 2004 Hurricane Season in Florida. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_SUMMER2017_Spice_fsu_0071E_14056